Blog posts tagged to "Malaysia"

  • Malaysia prioritized good sanitation upon independence in 1957.

    What Korea, Malaysia can teach us about sanitation's impact on economic growth

    Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    Both countries are good examples of how investing in water and sanitation spurs economic development.

  • Southeast Asia’s e-commerce market is still at a nascent stage.

    How Southeast Asia can maximize e-commerce opportunities

    Published on Friday, 01 September 2017

    Social media is a potential game-changer for online sales in Southeast Asia’s nascent e-commerce market.

  • Watch regional cooperation in energy

    Published on Friday, 07 July 2017

    Spilling hydropower in one country can benefit a neighboring country that lacks power or is relying on diesel.

  • Sewage treatment plant in Rajasthan, India.

    How to avert an urban drought in Asia

    Published on Friday, 13 January 2017

    If we don’t act soon, Asia’s cities and huge urban populations will be starved of water in just a few years.

  • Central business district in Makati, Philippines.

    What drives Asian bond yields? Inflation, both CPI and PPI

    Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

    Our empirical evidence for 9 Asian economies indicates that both CPI and PPI inflation have a direct effect on bond yields, although each matter differently depending on the country.

  • Giant manta ray surrounded by plastic trash. Photo by Nick Humphrey.

    Let's keep plastic out of the Coral Triangle

    Published on Thursday, 09 June 2016

    Pollution from plastic waste poses a grave threat to our marine ecosystem of the ‘Nursery of the Seas,’ as well as a food security risk for communities living in coastal areas.

  • Customer counting Malaysian ringgit at a cafe.

    Is ASEAN the next big growth play for global bond investors?

    Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

    The external vote of confidence in ASEAN bond markets seems to be driven by the region’s strong medium- and long-term growth prospects, which bodes well for their future beyond the short term.

  • The iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Reversing the structural regression in Malaysia manufacturing

    Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015

    If Malaysia truly wants to reach high-income countries, it must first arrest and then reverse its structural regression, and improve the business environment to revive private investment in manufacturing.

  • Stevedore carrying a 95-kg yellowfin tuna in Palawan, Philippines.

    Bluer than blue: Boosting the ocean economy

    Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

    As we reflect on the importance of the ocean today, the annual Coral Triangle Day held on 9 June has become a landmark regional event to celebrate World Oceans Day with one simple message: protect the ocean that sustains us all.

  • Why AIDS funding stands at a crossroads in Asia and Pacific

    Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

    The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.